AOTY 2023
Frank Iero and The Patience - Parachutes
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2016 Ratings: #10 / 1002
User Score
Based on 69 ratings
2016 Ratings: #381
Liked by 6 people
October 28, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Vagrant / Label
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I was not excited to go into this thing, which is partly why I took so long to review it, but this album did really impress me. I never even once throughout a listen thought about Frank's vocals, and if you know my opinion on his vocals, that's a pretty great thing. Unlike his newer album, this just does everything else well, except for maybe instrumentation, as I was a bit underwhelmed in that regard. It also stayed really consistent throughout.
Favourites: World Destroyer, They Wanted ... read more


"Parachutes" is quite the mixed bag. One the one hand, you have these great, catchy songs with lots of aggression and great production. On the other, however, you have some weak, sometimes annoying, performances from Frank and some genuinely weak songs.

Fav Tracks: World Destroyer; 9-6-15; They Wanted Darkness...; I'll Let You Down; Dear Percocet, I Don't Think We Should See Each Other Anymore; Viva Indifference

Least Fav Track: Miss Me



I have the same issues with this album as I did with Stomachaches - Parachutes is a boring, forgettable and generic punk record. While I wouldn't go as far as to say that this is bad, there's not really much I enjoyed about it. There were a couple of songs like Veins and Oceans that I liked, but for the most part the songs were either incredibly boring or just obnoxious. Again, I feel like this is a record that I would have enjoyed if I heard it back when it came out, but I honestly just don't ... read more

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Track List

  1. World Destroyer
  2. Veins! Veins!! Veins!!!
  3. I'm A Mess
  4. They Wanted Darkness...
  5. I'll Let You Down
  6. Remedy
  7. Dear Percocet, I Don't Think We Should See Each Other Anymore.
  8. Miss Me
  9. Oceans
  10. The Resurrectionist, Or An Existential Crisis In C#
  11. Viva Indifference
  12. 9-6-15

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Added on: October 27, 2016